Early Head Start

Early Head Start is the best child development program in the nation!  YDI’s NAEYC accredited Centers of Excellence provide high quality early childhood education with a focus on family engagement.

Benefits of YDI Early Head Start include:

  • Research-based curricula that enhance cognitive, social, and emotional development
  • Nurturing classrooms with responsive caregivers and low teacher: child ratios
  • Play-based learning with attention to health, safety, and wellness
  • Nutritious, home cooked meals in a family style setting.
  • Exciting daily learning experiences that focus on school readiness
  • Training, education, and volunteer opportunities for families

In addition to our Early Head Start sites, YDI also partners with St. Mark’s in the Valley Day School (https://www.stmarksinthevalleyds.org/) and First Fruits Academy (https://www.fellowship-abq.org/first-fruits-academy/ ) to offer extended hours to meet the needs of families.

Learning begins at birth!

YDI offers Head Start services to eligible families of children ages birth-35 months in Bernalillo, Taos, and Rio Arriba Counties.

For more information, call:

Bernalillo County- 505-212-7239

Taos and Rio Arriba Counties- 505-747-0502